Traffic & Road Conditions
Road Conditions ~ Road Closures
Release Date: 09/06/2018
Portion of Bay Street in Beaufort
Closed on Friday Sept. 7
A portion of Bay Street in Downtown Beaufort will be closed to vehicular traffic on Friday September 7th.
Bay Street will be blocked off between Charles Street and Carteret Street from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. for the monthly 'First Friday' event. Pedestrians will be allowed in this area.
The Woods Memorial Bridge will remain open to vehicles.
Drivers should plan for an alternate route as well as extra travel time due to this traffic change.
Twitter: Accidents & Weather
Release Date: 09/04/2018
Overnight Closure for Portion of Marsh Road in Beaufort
Starting Tuesday, September 4, Marsh Road in Beaufort will be closed during nighttime hours for approximately 30-45 days. As a matter of public safety, Beaufort County Public Works crews need to repair and improve the stormwater drainage system that runs under the Beaufort County Government Robert Smalls Complex parking lot and Marsh Road.
The road will be closed to motorists and pedestrians weekdays, 6 p.m. to 4 a.m., from its intersection with Boundary Street to where the road forks at the County Administration Building parking lot. Motorists should use Duke Street (at Ribaut Road) as a detour route.
Beaufort County Government
Release Date: 04/30/2018
CHANGES COMING TO TRAFFIC SIGNAL PATTERNS ALONG
Beginning as early as May 2nd, motorists can expect to see changes to the traffic signal patterns along US 278 Fording Island Road between its intersection with SC 170 Okatie Highway and the Hilton Head Island bridges. Beaufort County is implementing these changes to improve traffic flow along the busy corridor. These changes will take several days to complete. Among the changes planned include revisions to the dedicated left turn signals. Currently, left turning drivers on US 278 receive a green left turn arrow allowing them to make their turn before adjacent through lanes can proceed. This is known as a “leading” left-turn. This sequence will be changed at some intersections to have a “lagging” left-turn, where the green arrow is displayed after the through lanes proceed. These changes are intended to provide better flow of traffic along US 278 during rush hours.
Drivers can expect to see a mix of “leading” and “lagging” left-turn arrows along US 278 that will vary not only by intersection but also by time of day. This means that any given left-turn arrow may “lead” during one part of the day and “lag” during another. This also means that left-turns can “lead” for one direction of traffic and “lag” for the other. Allowing the left-turn arrows to vary will help improve overall traffic flow along the corridor. Drivers are encouraged to pay close attention to the signal heads and use caution before entering each intersection, until they are accustomed to these changes.